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The Birth of Television

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Starring Gracie Fields, Dinah Sheridan, Arthur Askey, Cyril Fletcher, with television's original presenters Jasmine Bligh, Elizabeth Cowell, Joan Miller and Leslie Mitchell.
Leslie Mitchell announced the official opening of the first high-definition public television service in the world an 2 November 1936. Forty years later, from the same studio at Alexandra Palace, he traces the origins of television from the beginning of this century to the first outside broadcast - the coronation of George VI in May 1937.
(A Mirror of the World: Wed R4 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer/Producer: Bruce Norman
Cameraman: Bill Matthews
Sound Recordist: Bill Meekums
Costume Designer: Lisa Benjamin
Designer: Cary Pritchard
Designer: Dacre Punt
Film Editor: Ted Walter
Director: Laurie John
Interviewee: Gracie Fields
Interviewee: Dinah Sheridan
Interviewee: Arthur Askey
Interviewee: Cyril Fletcher
Interviewee: Jasmine Bligh
Interviewee: Elizabeth Cowell
Interviewee: Joan Miller
Interviewee: Leslie Mitchell
The Three Admirals: Freddie Williams
The Three Admirals: Raymond Cooke
The Three Admirals: John Parry
Sir Noel Ashbridge: Reginald Barratt
John Logie Baird: John Rye
Young Douglas Birkinshaw and the man with a flower in his mouth: Peter Symonds
BBC announcer and the friend of the man with a flower in his mouth: John Rowe
Young Elizabeth Cowell: Celestine Randal
Chilton: Jon Brient
Chilton: Julia Lewis
Peter Dawson: Noel Noble
'Hitler' technician: Roy MacReady
Young Joan Miller: Kate Gielgud
Prince of Wales's secretary: Martin Matthews
Isaac Schoenberg: Leslie Glazer
Campbell Swinton: Paul Williamson
Selsdon Committee: Graham Suter

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The Birth of Television

BBC One London, 1 November 1976 21.25

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Television Begins 2 November 2016





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